November 21, 2020
Banning Fireworks on Diwali: A Window Into Money and Politics in India
By Prashant Waikar
What looks like an eminently sensible decision, given the extremely polluting effects of fireworks, has become a politically contentious issue.
May 01, 2020
How India Got Here
By Neelanjan Sircar
Narendra Modi’s second term has coincided with the implementation of his party’s Hindu nationalist agenda. What is driving this?
March 05, 2020
The Latest Weapon Against Assam’s Muslims: Forced Evictions
By Angshuman Choudhury and Suraj Gogoi
A new land rights regime in Northeast India’s Assam threatens the existence of ethno-religious minorities.
February 27, 2020
Delhi: The Anatomy of a Riot
By Soma Basu
Communal violence killed 25 in New Delhi. How did it come to this?
February 12, 2020
The Second Death of Mahatma Gandhi
By Angel L. Martínez Cantera
The same ideology that assassinated Gandhi is defaming his legacy en route to reshaping India’s socio-political past, present, and future.
January 31, 2020
Is India Becoming an Elected Autocracy?
By Prabhash Ranjan
Looking at recent events in India through the lens of How Democracies Die.
January 27, 2020
US-India: Shared Values and Shared Interests
By Emily Ashbridge
To achieve shared interests, India must uphold shared values.
January 16, 2020
Is India’s BJP Government Set to Create a ‘Hindu Pakistan’?
By Sumithra Prasanna
The BJP's recent moves have fanned fears that it is enacting long-held dreams to create a Hindu nation.
December 18, 2019
The Citizenship Amendment Bill and the ‘Theocratization’ of India
By Ritu Sharma
The CAB threatens to complete the vision of Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Two-Nation Theory by obliterating India’s claim to secularism.
November 10, 2019
Hindu Temple Triumphs in Babri Masjid Mosque Case
By Associated Press
India’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple in one of India’s most contentious religious disputes.
October 17, 2019
The Kashmir Quagmire, Rising Islamophobia and Hindu Nationalism
By Fareeha Shamim
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan posited Hindu nationalism and rising global Islamophobia has going hand in hand.
August 09, 2019
How Kashmir Fits Into a Dangerous Global Tide of Nationalism
By Lionel Beehner
The unilateral way in which India changed Jammu and Kashmir’s status does not auger well for future peace.